With or without the Bush administration's blessing, stem cell research is getting a global boost. South Korea has opened a stem cell bank that will produce and supply embryonic stem cells for worldwide study. Some United States scientists are already participating in the effort called the world stem cell foundation.
What it means is that researchers in the United States and other countries will be able to recruit women to donate their eggs. Then those eggs will be used by South Korean scientists to create research capable stem cells, because in South Korea, there are no restrictions in stem cell research. The trade-off for the United States is the newly made stem cells will then be available to all countries participating in the program.